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Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries

Publisher: New York and Washington, D.C. Bulfinch Press / Little, Brown and Company and the National Gallery of Art, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0821227289
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 101681



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth with silver stamped-in title, with dust jacket. 612 pp. with 135 four-color and 225 duotone plates, and 169 color and black and white reference illustrations, beautifully printed on Aberdeen Silk paper by Amilcare Pizzi, S.p.A., Milan, Italy from separations made by Robert J. Hennessey. 11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches. Essays by Sarah Greenough, Anne McCauley, John Cauman, Jill Kyle, Charles Brock, Ann Temkin, Helen M. Shannon, Pepe Karmel, Bruce Robertson, Barbara Buhler Lynes, Ruth E. Fine, Townsend Ludington and William C. Agee. Also includes notes, a list of exhibited works, an illustrated list of exhibitions presented by Stieglitz, 1905-1946, a illustrated general chronology, bibliography and index. Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Modern Art in America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries at the National Gallery of Art.


New in New dust jacket. A Mint copy.


From the publisher: "Modern Art and America: Alfred Stieglitz and His New York Galleries is the first book to address the full range of Stieglitz's activities as a photographer, gallery owner, and publisher. Through his galleries -- 291, the Intimate Gallery, and An American Place -- Stieglitz introduced modern European art to the United States and helped create a distinctly American version of modernism. The publication of this book coincides with a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., of works by artists first presented to Americans by Stieglitz, including Picasso, Cezanne, Matisse, O'Keeffe, Hartley, Marin, Dove, and Demuth. His own photographs and those by Strand were also of central importance.

This exceptional volume includes numerous essays accompanied by 360 reproductions of paintings, sculpture, and photographs by the preeminent European and American artists associated with Stieglitz and his galleries. A selected history of exhibitions presented by Stieglitz as well as a general chronology and bibliography appear at the back of the book. Generously illustrated, this groundbreaking critical study gives us a new understanding of Stieglitz's influence and impact on modern art in America."